New Orleans Destination Wedding with Texan Flair!

The best part about the couple that choose Southern Oaks Plantation is that each one has their own personal style they infuse into their wedding! Our neutral decor allows you to come right in and make the setting your own, through family photos, favorite colors, and more!

This wedding was filled with personal details! Both the bride and groom were in the military, and their reception showcased this through their adorable coozies and fun music! Not to mention, each table was not only filled with our beautiful centerpieces, but accented with years of family photos for their guests to enjoy! We love a couple who really has fun with the decor of their wedding, it definitely makes for a memorable event!

Take a look at the beautiful images captured by Diaz Nola! Its no secret this wedding was a fun one!

Venue – The Southern Oaks Plantation
Hair – Glam Nola
Flowers – Carrollton Flower Market
Tux – Men’s Warehouse
Videographer – Mary M Cinema

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Masters of the Grand Entrance

At Southern Oaks Plantation, we know the importance of a grand entrance! From fireworks to a surprise confetti show – the beginning of your wedding is sure to be a memorable moment!

We believe you should star in your very own fairytale the day of your wedding, and our elite events team will ensure you feel like royalty.

In addition to your guests being greeted with the impressive white columns and grand facade of this Southern Oaks Plantation, we provide a spectacular show unlike any other!

As the guests await the bride’s arrival, the audience quiets as they hear the telling pitter patter of our very own horse drawn carriage. Is there anything more fitting for a bride on her wedding day than greeting her guests in this way?!

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The magic doesn’t stop there, as we invite our brand new married couples back into the carriage to circle the entire property before ending right at our front step. You never know – we think you’ll have the perfect views for what comes next!

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What else is perfectly paired with a fireworks show other than a traditional New Orleans jazz band to lead your guests into your reception?! There is no better way to begin a party than with a classic creole tune!

Can you imagine that these extraordinary sites are just the beginning of your magical evening at Southern Oaks Plantation? You can guarantee that no detail will be left undone, and our team is dedicated to creating the perfect event for your wedding!

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Planning Your Southern Oaks Plantation Wedding

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Southern Oaks Plantation, we specialize in creating magical celebrations. Our doors are open for tours Monday – Friday with no appointment needed, because we want to be as accommodating to our clients as possible, even before the moment they step foot on to our venue!Our sprawling grounds feature a variety of amenities, including customizable LED lighting, luxurious linens in neutral colors, modern centerpieces, plus over 80 food items! However, we are most well known for our elite team of event professionals. Our staff strives for perfection, and will go above and beyond for every one of our clients, and their guests! We want you to feel like every moment of the evening is straight from the wedding of your dreams!

Named as the TOP wedding venue in New Orleans, we have spent the last 30 years perfecting the details to create an unforgettable experience your guests won’t soon forget! From the most sought after decor items, to an enchanting landscape, to your own personal parade, we consider every detail. Our team will work closely with each one of our couples to produce a stress free engagement by providing a list of New Orleans’ top event professionals, design assistance, and the ease of an inclusive wedding. When you arrive to on your wedding day, our goal is to make you feel completely blown away!

If you still aren’t sure of what to expect by planning your wedding on the beautiful grounds of Southern Oaks Plantation, take a look at some of our most recent testimonials!

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In your opinion, what is the best characteristic of Southern Oaks Plantation?
The beautiful grounds and the amazing staff. We are from New York City and planning a destination wedding with Southern Oaks was a piece of cake! They were so incredibly helpful and the day couldn’t have gone more perfect which is pretty amazing since we never even had to visit NOLA in between the time it took to find the venue and over a year later on our wedding day!
– Ashley

I could go on and on about Southern Oaks Plantation and how awesome everything about this place is. There are some things that really stuck with me through this experience though. The Thursday prior to mine and Cody’s wedding we went to the plantation for our rehearsal. I told Taylor to decorate the venue how they thought it should look for a wedding. They’re the professionals right? Boy, was I blown away on how everything looked! It was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! During my reception, Cody and I were treated like royalty. I’m a very “ Do It yourself” kind of person, and the staff at Southern Oaks made sure I didn’t have to do ANYTHING myself. I didn’t have to worry about ONE single thing. EVERYTHING was taken care of. My mother is also very controlling, which is also why I chose this venue. My mom was able to wake up and relax on the day of the wedding. The mother of the bride,I feel always has a little added stress, and she didn’t have to worry about one single thing because Southern Oaks Plantation took care of every single small and large detail. During the whole reception Cody and I always had a full drink. I also loved the private dinner we got right after the ceremony. We were able to soak everything in, and enjoy one another as husband and wife. Another thing that also stood out to me was how well my grandparents were taken care of. My grandparents are 85 and 89 and one of my request was that they get taken care of before anyone else. Southern Oaks treated them so well. They were the first to try anything and everything on the menu, which I loved. The food was also AMAZING!!!! Southern Oaks sent Cody and I a to-go box home of our favorite items on the menu. When we got to our hotel room that night, before we went to bed we were both so pumped about digging into that to-go box!! haha!! Cody could NOT stop talking about SOP’s praline chicken…. it is TO DIE FOR!!
– Allie

Is there any other feedback you’d like to include?
Southern Oaks is by far the BEST venue and has the BEST staff!! Everyone in the bridal party kept saying “We had our own attendants and it was awesome! We never went without a drink!” Also, since we live in Shreveport, most of our family and friends didn’t understand why we were getting married in NOLA…. They FINALLY understood when they saw the venue. They said it was a magical night!!!
– Ellie

Summer Weddings in New Orleans

New Orleans is famous for quite a few things, and to the locals – an afternoon summer rain is definitely one of those things! Here at southern Oaks Plantation, our team is prepared for any scenario and we can bring your wedding dreams to life no matter what the weatherman has to say! Our “Plan B” ceremony options are more like another beautiful option for Plan A. We help take the stress away of trying to predict the weather, and ensure you will have a stunning ceremony – rain or shine!

Through our wall of windows, your guests will be treated to a sprawling view of our outdoor oasis as they enjoy your beautiful ceremony indoors. Chiavari chairs, custom LED lighting, and a glimpse into the enchanting backdrop beyond, your ceremony will feel truly magical!

Every Wedding at Southern Oaks Plantation is Royal

We’ve heard the news that there just might be a “royal” wedding coming up soon, but here at Southern Oaks Plantation every single one of our couples receive the royal treatment – no matter the time of year!

With sweeping views of a classical Southern facade, we have spent the last thirty years working to achieve a level of service fit for a queen! (and king!) Our all inclusive wedding venue provides the comfort of a traditional Southern style with modern amenities like custom LED lighting throughout the space, swoon worthy decor, and an elite planning team. When you get married at Southern Oaks, you can anticipate perfection and an evening your guests will not soon forget!

Owner and operator, Bobby Asaro, has curated a variety of ingenious ideas that has propelled Southern Oaks Plantation to be named the Top Wedding Venue in New Orleans. Attention to detail, and unmatched partnerships with New Orleans’ household names such as Cafe du Monde, Drago’s Oysters, Plum Street Snoballs and Lucky Dogs, guests are able to enjoy an evening that is both beautiful and delicious!

The team prides itself on the extraordinary, and making each couple feel that they are royalty!

At Southern Oaks Plantation, your wish is our command!

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Bridal Spotlight: Kara + Brian

Every now and then we come across a wedding that really showcases the magic of Southern Oaks Plantation, but Kara and Brian’s gorgeous wedding is simply out of this world! Elegant details, an over the top fireworks show, and an evening overflowing with love – This destination wedding is one for the books!

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Tell us about your engagement.

We went to his Uncles house for what i thought, was a 4th of July party. Brian got my family and his family together there as well as a few friends. We spent the day swimming and having BBQ. That night they said they were lighting fireworks so everyone went out in the yard for the fireworks display. Brian asked me to run out into the yard with him and light one, I did and when we were out under the fireworks he got down on one knee and proposed! It was magical.

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In your opinion, what is the best characteristic of Southern Oaks Plantation?

The best characteristic (although, there are SO many) would be the all inclusive nature of the venue. From the moment you step in to tour the venue, the staff puts your mind at ease and ensures you the process will be as stress free as possible. They work tirelessly to make the planning process and the wedding night PERFECT..

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What made you select Southern Oaks Plantation as your wedding venue?

My fiance and I were hoping to get married in New Orleans because we both love the city so much. We live in Houston so we thought it would be hard with the distance. I had heard about Southern Oaks plantation years before and loved the pictures so we decided to give it a visit when we were in New Orleans taking engagement pictures. We walked in the doors and were in awe. Not only was it even more beautiful than the pictures I’d seen, but the staff made us feel so comfortable about the planning process. We didn’t even want to leave, we could have stayed all day. We called Lauren back within 30 min of leaving SOP and booked the venue for our wedding and reception! We knew it was the perfect place for us and we never looked back.

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What was your favorite moment of the night?

My favorite moment of the night was when i stepped out of the Rolls Royce and saw Brian at the end of the aisle, we locked eyes and all the nerves and worry I had been feeling went out the window. It was just us in that moment sharing so much love and was one of the best feelings I’ve ever experienced.

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Was there a particular staff member at SOP that really stood out to you?

Lauren Burgess was with us from the first moment we stepped into SOP for the first time all the way through when we were leaving the night of the wedding. She is amazing. Such a sweet, kind hearted person, with a real passion for what she is doing. No matter what question we had, she always put us at ease. She even mailed us a nice hand written note after the wedding. If you have the pleasure of working with her, you won’t be disappointed!! I have to also mention Bobby, the owner, we didn’t meet him until the night of the wedding but he makes you feel like you have known him forever. He is very professional and outgoing. He was also so kind as to throw in some extras for us!!

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Are there any other vendors you’d like to mention in this feature?

– Judge Centanni – Officiant
– NOLA Flora – Florals
– La Lousiane Bakery – Wedding cake
– Jordan Isbell Photography (from Houston area)

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What would you say to other brides considering Southern Oaks Plantation as their venue?

If you are considering booking at Southern Oaks Plantation, YOU MUST DO IT!! It will be an absolute fairy tale and the best night of your life, guaranteed!
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The Architecture of Southern Oaks Plantation

“Old World Charm, Modern Glitz” is how Biz New Orleans described the property of Southern Oaks Plantation.

Built in 1965, and antebellum in style, our grounds are far from antiquated.

Antebellum is a popular style home, and inspired by the Greek Revival architecture. Some key features that characterize an antebellum home are grand columns, large sitting areas in front of the home, a center entrance, and evenly spaced windows. While most homes of this style were built prior to the civil war, some homes, including Southern Oaks Plantation, were built based on the inspiration of these style of homes.

Rarely do you find such a traditional style space with such modern amenities: including custom LED lighting throughout, contemporary decor, and a vibrant spirit that radiates from the twinkling lights to the professional staff. We continue to get asked how we’ve remained successful through the 30+ years we have been in business, and the answer is attention to detail. We want our guests to feel as something from the moment they step foot onto the sprawling grounds of Southern Oaks Plantation. We have made many (MANY!) updates and renovations throughout the years, and we continue to strive for perfection.

Mr. Bob, owner of Southern Oaks Plantation, explains “I once was on a cruise where I noticed a team of men painting the boat from front to back. I was so interested in the work they were doing, I struck up conversation. The mentioned that as soon as they finish painting the entire boat, they begin again.” Because, the level of perfection they hope to achieve is continuous, and that is exactly the motto of our venue!

To read even more about the details and history of Southern Oaks Plantation, be sure to check out this article by Biz New Orleans!

Cheers to 30 more years!

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Bridal Spotlight: Kiara + Ryan

We are so thrilled to share this Southern wedding! With a romance that started in 7th grade, and the dream of getting married at Southern Oaks Plantation from the moment she spotted the venue in a magazine, its no surprise Kiara and Ryan’s wedding was filled to the rim with stunning details, so full of love!

– In your opinion, what is the best characteristic of Southern Oaks Plantation?
The best characteristic of Southern Oak Plantation is that its an all inclusive venue. My husband and I are from Baton Rouge but we love New Orleans and wanted somewhere that offered everything, that way we wouldn’t have to travel back and forth to meet with so many different vendors. Southern Oaks goes above and beyond with everything they offer. A lot of venues advertise that they are all inclusive, but in reality, they aren’t. Southern Oaks literally took care of everything for us! Even the week before the wedding when we came to the meeting, some things that we were going over I had totally forgotten about, but they made sure to let me know not to worry, and they’d take care of it.
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-What made you select Southern Oaks Plantation as your wedding venue?
I selected Southern Oaks in my mind before I had even stepped foot on the property, LOL. I had seen the venue in a NOLA bride magazine and I immediately fell in love! The way the building was lit up at night and the ambiance that just oozed from the page was just simply breath taking. When we came to tour the venue it just sealed the deal. It was everything I imagined and more. Everything looked EXACTLY like the pictures. Nothing was misleading or deceptive. The venue was set up as if the staff was waiting for a wedding party to arrive. It was just amazing.
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-What was your favorite moment of the night?
I have 2 favorite moments of the night. My first moment was when Mr. Bobby came to me a few moments before it was time to head out and walk down the aisle, and he asked me if I had ever ridden in a Rolls Royce, and I said no. He then asked “Well do you want to ride in one tonight?”. I literally lost it! I had never had someone who wasn’t family or a friend ever do something so nice for me before. My friends and family still rant and rave over how special that moment was. No one knew I be making my grand entrance in a vintage Rolls Royce. Everyone keeps saying how it looked like a scene out of a movie. My second favorite moment was the surprise second line the staff had planned for us after the bridal party recessional. It was magical!! The music was great, the beautiful umbrellas they handed me and my husband to dance with, the handkerchiefs they passed out to my bridal party, the confetti that came streaming down out of no where! It was a moment that I will NEVER forget.
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– How did you and your partner meet?
Ryan and I met initially in 7th grade. We went to the same middle school, and had maybe 1 or 2 classes together. We weren’t friends per say, but we knew each other. We went to different high schools and didn’t see or speak to each other after middle school. We ran into each other again in March of 2012 at a night club and 4 years later he proposed to me on Christmas Eve in front of my mom and our son and the rest is history.
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– What would you say to other brides considering Southern Oaks Plantation as their venue?
I would tell brides considering Southern Oaks that choosing them as their venue would be the best decision they could ever make! They will take care of everything and leave you with nothing to worry about. The staff is amazing and will cater to you from the time you pull onto the property, until the time they help you in the car to leave. You wont regret booking Southern Oaks! Trust me!
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Royal Enhancements Exclusively at Southern Oaks Plantation

Our all inclusive wedding packages are curated to ensure the ease of planning for each of our couples. Our sparking chandeliers and neutral decor were specifically chosen to coordinate with our brides’ style no matter their color palette or style.The famous Southern Oaks Plantation menu boasts over 80 items so that no matter your guests’ taste, everyone will find something they love! Custom linens, chivari chairs, DJ, gorgeous centerpieces, personal attendants, open bar, lounge spaces, and more.. just a few details that are included with every single wedding! However, we also offer a special variety of enhancements so that you are able to customize your wedding in any way you’d like!

Take a look at our list of royal enhancements, available for your wedding!

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Famous Cafe du Monde Beignet Truck, a New Orleans Classic
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Star in your very own Mardi Gras Parade!
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At Southern Oaks, There is Magic Around Every Corner

One of the details we pride ourselves on here at Southern Oaks Plantation, is the upkeep of our beautiful grounds. We want to ensure that whenever you or your guests step foot on our property, you are truly blown away! From the lighting, to the moss covered oak, to the grand facade of the plantation – the backdrops are absolutely endless! We have selected a few of our absolute favorite photoshoot locations, to show you that each wedding and style is unique and can highlight a different aspect of our venue. So take a look, there is magic around every corner!

The famous LOVE sign, captured by Diaz Nola Photography
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The front steps, captured by Michael Caswell Photography
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Under the grand oaks, captured by North Photography
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The stairwell, captured by Monsoleil Weddings
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The fountain, captured by Sonia Savio Photography
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With Magic & Majestic, captured by Vivid Dream Photography
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Down the aisle, captured by Calvin Gavin
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Our stunning pool, captured by Stacy Marks Photography
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